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Past Perfect. made by Zaripova E.R. Let’s revise. Past Simple I played tennis yesterday . She won a gold medal last year . They didn’t go to school the day before yesterday . He didn’t have a flat of his own a year ago . Did you leave school in 1999 ?

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past perfect

Past Perfect

made by Zaripova E.R.

let s revise
Let’s revise

Past Simple

I played tennis yesterday.

She won a gold medal last year.

They didn’t go to school the day before yesterday.

He didn’t have a flat of his own a year ago.

Did you leave school in 1999?

Whendid we buy that vase?

Past Progressive

I was playing tennis yesterday at 3 p.m.

They were playing tennis when it began to rain.

They weren’t doing homeworkwhile she was shopping.

He wasn’t having lunch when you called.

past perfect1
Past Perfect


Verb + ed

Verb 3

I, he, she, it,

you, they

e.g. They had done their homework before they went out to play yesterday afternoon.

had not


Verb + ed

Verb 3

I, he, she, it,

you, they

e.g. She hadn’t watered all the flowers by five

o’clock in the afternoon.

What had Lesley done

before her husband came home?

She had cooked dinner, but she hadn’t laid the table.


had returned

1. Jason … … … (return) home before the storm began.

Put the verbs into the correct form of the

Past Perfect

had finished

2. The children … … … (finish) doing their homework by nine o’clock.

had done

3. After Sarah … … … (do) the shopping, she had coffee with her friends at a café.

hadn’t repaired

4. When I got to the garage, the mechanic … … … (not/repair) my car.

hadn’t been

5. The boys were scared because they … … … (not/be) on a plane before.

Had Lucy packed

6. … … … (Lucy/pack) her suitcase by the time you called her?

It was Mary’s birthday yesterday and she gave a party for her friends. What had she done before the day of the party?

send/the invitations

She had sent the invitations.

clean/the house

She had cleaned the house.

bake/a cake

She had baked a cake.


borrow/some CDs

She had borrowed some CDs

prepare/the food

She had prepared the food.

put up/the decorations

She had put up the decorations.

we use the past perfect
We use the Past Perfect:
  • An action happened in the past before another past action:

Sue had packed her rucksack before she calleda taxi.

  • An action happened before a stated time in the past:

Sue had watered all the flowers by 6 o’clock in the evening.

We use the Past Simple:

  • Actions happened immediately one after the other in the past.Yesterday he gotup at 7 a.m., had a shower, got dressed, had breakfast, left his flat and went to work.

They had eaten dinner when their friends came.(Вначале они 1.поужинали, а друзья 2.пришли потом.)

They were eating dinner when their friends came.(Они всё ещё ужинали, когда пришли друзья.)

They ate dinner when their friends came.(Вначале 1.пришли друзья и они вместе 2.сели поужинать.)

match the columns to make correct sentences
Match the columns to make correct sentences

1.By the time he came to the airport …

  • … her husband had forgotten
  • her bithday.

2. Mary was angry because …

b. … after we had bought the ticket.

3. The bank robbers had escaped …

c. … the plane had already taken off.

4. We went to the theatre …

d. … after she had won the prize.

5. The actress gave an interview …

e. … before the police arrived.

join the sentences using the words in brackets
Join the sentences using the words in brackets

e.g. She cleaned the house. Then she watched TV. (after)

After she had cleaned the house, she watched TV.

1.I found a solution to my problem. Then I felt happier. (after)2. The boys finished their homework. Then they went out to play. (before)3. He locked the door. Then the phone rang. (after)4. Sarah washed the dishes. Then her husband arrived. (by the time)5. The concert finished. Then the fans left the stadium. (when)6. The play started. Then Harry arrived at the theatre. (already…when)


Rick and Alison went on holiday last weekend. Look at the phrases and ask and answer the questions:

e.g. – Had they bought tickets before they left?

- Yes, they had.

  • buy/tickets – yes
  • lock/house - yes
  • leave/car at the garage – no
  • book/hotel room – no
  • feed/the cat – yes
  • phone/neighbours - no